I know i just barely posted about something else in this section yesterday and I'm sorry if I'm being annoying, but I'm scared! For the past few days I've had a scratchy throat, but on Friday it turned into a cough, which goes back and forth from being a wet cough to a dry cough. I have a ton of phlegm and it seems there's more every day. On Friday my cough wasn't that bad so I didn't worry much about it. Yesterday it got worse, and today it's even worse. From the time I woke up I was coughing and could feel a lot of phlegm in my throat. My coughs were, like, 5 seconds apart and a lot more phlegmy. Sometimes I couldn't talk because I was coughing too much! I keep having this thing where I cough and then a bunch of phlegm comes into my throat and it gets hard to breathe because of it an I'm afraid that if I cough or clear my throat it'll block my throat completely and i won't be able to breathe. I ended up swallowing a huge amount of phlegm. Is that bad? Will it go to my lungs? I was like that until I took medicine. It helped some, but my cough is still here (not as bad though as before) and until today the medicine would make it almost go away altogether. Why isn't it as effective today? Also, early this morning I couldn't sleep because I was having shortness of breath again and kind of hyperventilating a little (which has been going on for months and the dr says is from anxiety but now I don't believe that) but my breathing issues hadn't felt that bad for a few days. I think if I hadn't been trying not to freak out I think I would've stopped breathing. Is this part still from anxiety? I'm scared that the cough affected my lungs and that the phlegm is all going into into my lungs and will drown me. Why did the shortness of breath get bad so again after feeling better for a few days? My Mom said my cold went into my chest and that made me more scared. What if I have pneumonia or lung cancer or something? What if I can't stop coughing and die? Will I stop breathing?